Traveling has been extensive lately, and even when we had some delicious downtime while in New Mexico for June and July, things just keep feeling rushed and displaced this year.
Interestingly, the fact that we are no longer renting a home in Maui, and are fully nomadic, doesn’t feel like it’s contributing to the situation. It’s more that we are in places for such short bursts of time that there leaves very little room to settle in. Even while in New Mexico for 5 weeks, Jon left for a week of travel and I got there late, because I was traveling and THEN while there in New Mexico, I also left on my own for a week of travel.
Crazy. Jon and I both are of the mind and mantra that 2017 will be the year of SLOW TRAVEL. I don’t want to do any conferences, I don’t want to do anything for shorter time periods than 3 months, and if we can keep our nomadism to just 2 countries next year, I’ll be a happy girl.
What does this have to do with a dinner diary? Well, as you can imagine, organized meals have been challenging, sparse, devoted to the very little we have had on hand and mainly eaten out.
I’m very grateful that we have been in places where eating out also meant eating healthy, but as I’ve mentioned before, it lacks a certain quality of nurturing and nourishment that I crave and gets fed when I cook and we eat at home.
With all that said, we’re in Bali now. Yes. I know.
One of the great things about Bali is that there is all this gloriously fresh and beautiful food to have and there are beautiful artisans that make it for you and deliver to your home. This is both true of juicing as well as healthy fresh meals.
After the year I’ve had so far and all the traveling it took to get here, I had ingested my fair share of gluten and my joints were feeling it. I was also depleted. The stress of supporting my mom through her illness has taken a toll on me that i’m loathed to admit, but can’t ignore.
I landed here and the first thing I wanted to do was a juice intensive. I call it this, because though there is a cleansing quality to it, the main purpose for me was to strip away all the unnecessary and hyper nourish and hydrate my body. I just need to FEED my self. So I did a 5 day juicing regimen and it was so good. You guys… I can’t with how delicious these juices were.
While I drank nothing but juice for 5 days, Jon ate out and away from home. Most of the time he was on the other side of town at the co-working space, so he ate out there. It gave me space to go slow, drink all day and just take it easy.
Remix Bali is a lovely little company that makes fresh juices daily, delivers them straight to your door daily and gives you a step by step on the juices you’re taking, what order to take them in and things to do to support your body while you’re juicing. I LOVED the experience, as it was easy, efficient and each time I reached out with a question, I received a prompt response.
The following were the juicing combinations I received in my daily juice delivery. I don’t have the exact recipes, but they are great combinations to play with at home and I highly recommend trying them.
Holy Greens: Kale, cilantro, celery, pear, cucumber and lemon
Green Veggs & Bam: Kale, celery, spinach, minus, cucumber, romaine, ginger, apple and key lime
Love Potion no. 9: beetroot, apple, carrot, ginger, and key lime
Happy Go Berry: strawberry, apple minute, goji berries
Bali-Pious Daze: orange, pineapple, cucumber, coconut water, and key lime
Raw almond milk: activated almonds, cacao, raw honey, sea salt, water, medjool dates
Monday, August 1, 2016 – Bali. Remix Juice
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – Bali. Remix Juice
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 – Bali. Remix Juice
Thursday, August 4, 2016 – Bali. Remix Juice
Friday, August 5, 2016 – Bali. Remix Juice
Saturday, August 6, 2016 – Bali. Grilled chicken breast over romaine lettuce, light dressing
Sunday, August 7, 2016 – Bali. Grilled chicken over corn tortilla nachos, light cheese, chunky salsa and guacamole